02a-COGS17-Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

02a-COGS17-Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - etal Alcohol Syndrome...

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Unformatted text preview: etal Alcohol Syndrome Fetal Alcohol Syndrome MARY ET BOYLE, PH.D. DEPARTMENT OF COGNITIVE SCIENCE UCSD Failures of Neural Development: Environmental (external) factors Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) Cause Consumption of alcohol during pregnancy Characteristics Physical—diminished height, distinctive facial features, altered nose and eyelids Behavioral and cognitive—mental retardation, hyperactivity, and irritability Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Dr. Ken Jones New York Times, 2007 The physical landmarks of the human face are very similar from one face to another. simian crease is a single almar ease as A simian crease is a single palmar crease as compared to two creases in a normal palm. Simian crease occurs in about 1 out of 30 normal people, but is also frequently associated with other conditions such as Down syndrome, Aarskog syndrome or fetal alcohol syndrome. Brain of baby with no exposure to alcohol Brain of baby with heavy prenatal exposure to alcohol Photo courtesy of Sterling Clarren, MD A child with FAS...
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This note was uploaded on 09/07/2011 for the course COGS 17 taught by Professor Pineda during the Spring '06 term at UCSD.

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02a-COGS17-Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - etal Alcohol Syndrome...

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